Birthdays and Visitor

Well friends, my youngest child has finished up another trip around the son. He is now, as he says, a preteen.

He’s gone from a sweet little boy
To a silly comedian to be

We had a small celebration at home of course, with his last minute cake of choice. He changed his mind several times over the weeks and the week of, it was changed several times in one day. “Whoopie pie wait! Rice crispy cake…actually strawberry cake”

GF vanilla cake with homemade strawberry buttercream frosting is where we eventually ended up.

We recently had a surprise visitor, if you follow me on IG you would have seen our fluffy friend who made itself comfortable on our breezeway

Hello friend!

We’ve had another furry creature wondering around outside recently as well.

Soot has ventured out a few times, staying close to the house, and of course being watched ever so carefully by “Mama” Runa to ensure he doesn’t get into trouble.

I’m happy to say I have finished THREE crafty things this week 🎉 for this year, that is a rather large accomplishment.

Potted plant cozies

This one friends, I feel took forever. I don’t know if it’s because it got annoyed having to pick bits of plastic out of it while I spun or if it was because I have been down for months. I’m sure it’s a combo. I do know it’s not my favorite.

This is from the Atlantis and Poseidon colors I picked up last year in Virginia. 524 yards 😳 happy to have my wheel back to move on to other things.

Like the romney that has been sitting around forever or you know, the luscious 12+ oz of polworth/silk braids I picked up the other week from Port Fiber. Also there is probably 100lbs of wool sitting in tubs in my basement ready to be spun up.

One way or another it will get spun up I’m sure. The days are getting shorter and unlike the last two years I am no longer working, as the resort restaurant closed. That frees up a lot of time to spin, knit, crochet, sew, and hopefully weave.

Well folks I hope you have a great weekend and we will end here with a picture of last nights beautiful sky

Someday, but not today

We all have dreams in life, my dream is to wake up at five am, sip tea on my porch, and knock out a couple projects while watching the sunrise over the mountains. I want to make my family a nice breakfast for when they wake up and have a pleasant school day in a nice clean house.

I’m sure I’ll have that dream one day….you know when my kids start sleeping through the night, stop fighting, and start picking up after themselves. When I learn the secret tips of the other crafters out there who finish four sweaters a week, because we all know that I can never get anything finished in a day. And when I can convince my kids that homemade oatmeal is better for them, than cereal.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty happy with my life, my ambitions are just higher then my energy level and the amount of free time I have in a day.

I shouldn’t complain, I do get to do fun stuff and see some interesting things during the day.

We often play “where are the cows?” *hint* all three are there, so is the mule, and the mountains.

We make homemade bird feeders out of grapefruit

We make scarecrows named “Grandma”

And then sometimes, after many months and several thousand mistakes, I get things finished.



Have a great weekend folks!!